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AMD to cut pricing on processors up to 46%..


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AMD is phasing out the 939 and 754 platfom, in favor of the AM2, processors by the end of July..  Meaning that there are going to be some good buys coming up in the next few months..

To simplify its production portfolio, AMD will stop producing a number of Socket AM2, 939 and 754 processors later this year, with the company not taking orders for the processors after June 28, according to industry sources.

The Socket 939 Athlon 64 4000+ and 3700+ will be the first to be phased out, with orders for the models ending on June 28, while delivery will cease on July 2. Delivery for the other processors will cease at the end of the year.

After the cuts the Athlon 64 4800+ and 3500+ will be the only remaining models in the Socket 939 series, the sources indicated.

Motherboard makers claim AMD is slimming down its product offerings in order to prepare for a price war with Intel in the second half of 2006. AMD is determined to match Intel on price cuts for its processors.

However, prices of AMD's Athlon 64 X2 1MB

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